In his novel Daniel Martin (1977), John Fowles opens with a compelling opposition: “Whole sight; or, all the rest is desolation.” The intellectual disciplines that comprise the Arts place an emphasis on the balanced, evidence-based consideration of human industry and creativity. The Arts develop and hone skills, add and refine knowledge. Arts cement a synaesthesia in creativity and criticism, and provide dependable, transportable and adaptable life skills (intellectual, emotional, spiritual).
Study the Arts and take as your subject matter the critical issues facing us today: creativity, the environment, politics, race, class, poverty, gender, society, media, and inequality. Whether you are interested in politics, music, art, history, literature, film, culture, thought, the law—Arts will offer a course in it! Select from over 200 different courses in 16 subject areas.
Cultivate your passion for and your understanding of the human condition and our social world while you develop practical skills and applications of knowledge for work and life. Society and employers need your Arts-based
Okanagan College Arts classes offer exceptional instruction from college professors who are enthusiastic about teaching. Small classes mean a friendly and inspiring learning environment where you can get the personal attention you need. Become part of our learning community. Nurture your talents in our supportive classrooms as you balance your studies, social life and personal development.
Why Study the Arts at Okanagan College?
Our University Studies - Arts courses and programs are varied and versatile, providing knowledge and skills that will enable you to develop and advance in your life, education and career.
Associate Degree Discipline Emphasis
Students can select a discipline emphasis for the Associate Degree of Arts in: Communications, Media and Cultural Studies; Crosscultural Studies; Economics; English (Creative Writing and Literature); Environmental Studies; Geography & Earth Science; History; Modern Languages (Spanish, German or French); Philosophy, Politics & Economics; Political Science, Psychology; Sociology; or, Women’s Studies.
For official admission requirements and other program information, please see the Okanagan College calendar.
How to Apply
Apply online or obtain an application form from any campus. Return completed applications to Admissions, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4X8, or to any Okanagan College campus.
For more information on programs, financial assistance or student residence, call toll free: 1-877-755-2266 or check out the various Arts department websites listed below.
English (ENGL): including courses in Fine Arts (FINA)
Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEOG & EESC)
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST): including Criminology (CRIM), Indigenous Studies (INDG), Social Work (SOCW) & Women’s Studies (WMST)
Philosophy (PHIL)Political Science (POLI)